New Way to Love Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries

I found this recipe on Food Network (Alton Brown) and then tweaked it a little by adding the bacon, which really made it a delicious Thanksgiving hit.

Prep time : 15 minutes
Cook time : 10 minutes

1 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, rinsed and trimmed
4 slices bacon, diced
3 ounces coarsely chopped pecans
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 ounces coarsely chopped dried cranberries

Slice the Brussels sprouts using the thinnest slicing disk of a food processor. If you do not have a food processor, you may slice thinly with a knife or a mandoline.

Set a 10-inch straight-sided saute pan over medium-high heat and cook the bacon pieces until cooked through but not crisp. Add the pecans and toast until pecans darken in color and begin to give off a toasted aroma, approximately 2 minutes. Add the butter to the pan and stir to combine. Once the butter has melted, add the Brussels sprouts, salt and pepper and cook, stirring continually, until the color brightens and the sprouts are just tender, approximately 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, add the cranberries, toss and serve.